Thursday, October 8, 2015

Haunted Blog Tour with M.S. Kaye

I'm happy to be part of M.S. Kaye's Haunted Blog Tour. With Halloween coming, it's a great time to talk about ghosts! Take it away M.S.!

Born from Death series - Haunted Blog Tour

Ghost stories—what better inspiration for character names can there be? Follow this tour to learn the background for the character names of the Born from Death series.

Anne lived an exciting life in the twenties as a flapper, and she died with a slit to the throat. It doesn’t really matter who wielded the knife. She was loyal to Soll, and when Ilona deals with him, Anne haunts Ilona to punish her.

The inspiration of the name:
“The ghost of Queen Anne Boleyn is quite a unique phenomenon in the world of the paranormal. Unlike most ghost who haunt a certain locality, Queen Anne Boleyn's ghost is said to haunt a number of different locations throughout the UK.

“Her spirit seems to have left a permanent imprint on the fabric of her surroundings, which is perhaps down to the impact she made in life and her traumatic death as to why her ghost still persists more than 500 years after her execution.”

Awaken from Death
Book 2 of the Born from Death series

The only emotion Ilona can muster is anger for the death of her mother. Barely engaged in life, she focuses all of her energy on finding and punishing her mother’s killer.
Since Ilona can see ghosts, Archer has to find unique ways to hide while watching over her. When Ilona is in danger of being mauled by a dog, he desperately tries something that shouldn’t be possible. And yet he succeeds. This is just the beginning of his discovery of who—what—he truly is.
Lettie continues to interact with Ilona, her one friend, even when a Messenger warns her. Eventually, Lettie remembers the ancient connection Archer and Ilona share, as well as her part in the punishment Archer bore as a result of that connection.

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Strong as Death
Book 1 in the Born from Death Series

Ilona runs from her sheltering mother in order to find the truth, why she’s seeing people who are invisible to everyone else. A mysterious boy named Archer guides her through Brooklyn and introduces her to Hendrick, the man who claims to be her father—though he died in 1890. Ilona must discover not only what she must do to rid the city of Soll, a sadistic and powerful spirit, but also what it means to be half ghost. She proves what her mother told her—love is stronger than death.

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Author Bio:

M.S. Kaye has several published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at

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Sneak Peek at Awaken from Death:

The blond boy didn’t walk up to a urinal or into one of the stalls, or even up to the mirror. He stood in the middle of the room.

Invisible, Lettie watched curiously.

Something moved backward away from him. Out of him.

She recognized Archer’s shiny black hair and strong frame even before she could see his face.
She gasped. But ghosts can’t inhabit people.

The blond boy shook his head and looked around. “Fuck.”

“I’m sorry,” Archer murmured so the boy wouldn’t hear.

Lettie stared at both of them.

The blond boy turned, leaned his hands on the counter, and looked at himself in the mirror…not the way people usually looked at themselves. It was more like he was trying to see something more than was in the reflection.

Archer watched him, as if waiting for him to see something.

Then Lettie understood. Archer hadn’t merely inhabited the boy—he’d possessed him. But there were only a couple ways that’d be possible—if he were half ghost, or if he…

A memory struck Lettie like a horse galloping across a battlefield. An ancient memory. Lettie had been around since the beginning of time on Earth, but most of those thousands of years she let slink around the crevices of her mind. It was mostly just walking the bridge with the newly deceased. There were a few memories, though, that burned into her every time she let herself pull them forward. And burned was precisely the right word.

She knew—or rather, remembered—why Archer would never leave Ilona.

Haunted Blog Tour schedule:

10/1/15 - Anna Durand - haunted blog tour Hendrick  
10/5/15 - Colleen Laughlin - haunted blog tour Estes 
10/6/15 - JM Maurer - haunted blog tour Mary 
10/8/15 - Judy Reynolds - haunted blog tour 
10/9/15 - Calisa Selfridge - haunted blog tour Marwell Hall 
10/14/15 - Rachael Kosinski - haunted blog tour Balete 
10/16/15 - Jessica Cale - haunted blog tour Casper 
10/19/15 - James DiBenedetto - haunted blog tour Turner Ingersoll 
10/22/15 - Kimbra Kasch - haunted blog tour Kate Morgan 
10/24/15 - Angela Scavone - haunted blog tour Dorothy Walpole 
10/27/15 - Helena Fairfax - haunted blog tour Archer Lane 
10/29/16 - Alisha Robinson - haunted blog tour Mr. Clifton 
10/30/15 Tina Gayle - haunted blog tour non-ghost 

10/31/15 - Rosanna Leo - haunted blog tour Ilona Raynham 

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